Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been voted Charter Operator of the Year in the Industry Choice Awards at the 5th Annual Payload Asia Awards 2016, presented in Hong Kong.
The 2016 awards saw a total of 90 nominations in 20 award categories with all votes audited by the independent auditing firm HLB Atrede.
The Industry Choice award winners are chosen by an international panel of expert judges, who analyse and score the nominations received. This year’s judging panel included Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo at IATA, Sanjiv Edward, Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association, Oliver von Tronchin, Head of Freighter Marketing, Customer Affairs at Airbus, Thomas Hoang, Regional Director, Cargo Marketing and Environmental Strategy at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Andrew Herdman, Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines. Other companies represented in the judging panel included Lufthansa Cargo, DHL Global Forwarding, Skyteam Cargo, MASkargo and Bangkok Freight Services.
The organisers of the 2016 awards stated: “Confronting and overcoming the manifold challenges in the air cargo sector by creating innovative products and services and delivering real value to customers is the hallmark of those companies excelling in this industry. The perseverance, innovative strategies and many successes of the air cargo community in the face of unprecedented market conditions and ongoing economic uncertainty were celebrated at the Payload Asia Awards 2016. The awards seek to honour the very best in the industry.”
Tatyana Arslanova, Vice President, Strategic Management and Charter Cargo Operations at Volga-Dnepr Group, said: “It is a particularly great honour to be recognised as the ‘Charter Operator of the Year’ by such a distinguished panel of industry experts, who are all leaders in their respective fields of air cargo and aviation. Through continued investment in our fleet and the experts at our offices around the world, as well as our engineering and logistics services for outsize and heavyweight air cargoes, we are proud to demonstrate the great delivery capabilities of the air cargo industry, however challenging and complex they may be.”